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Could probiotics restore microbiome imbalance linked to autoimmune disorder?

Probiotics might help restore gut bacterial imbalance in patients with systemic sclerosis, says a new study looking at gastrointestinal bacterial compositions in two geographically-distinct populations suffering from the autoimmune disorder.

Danone Nutricia study backs synbiotic to ‘normalise’ microbiota after C-section

Supplementation with a synbiotic combination could help normalise the microbiota of infants born by Caesarean, according to new research heralded as a ‘big step’.

Mazza Innovation: ‘We want to change the way bioactives are extracted’

Mazza Innovation is gaining increasing attention in dietary supplement circles, with its technology offering an environmentally friendly, solvent-free way of extracting compounds like polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates.

Winners revealed: Find out who won out at the NutraIngredients Awards 2017!

Leading members of the functional food, supplements, and healthy nutrition industry gathered in Geneva this week to celebrate huge successes ... and find out who won out in the battle to become a winner at the NutraIngredients Awards 2017. 

VITAFOODS EUROPE 2017

Vitafoods 2017 in tweets

All the social media highlights from Geneva.

High fibre pasta set to 'revolutionise' ready meals

Healthier, high-fibre pasta is the newest 'reinvented carbohydrate' with potential for EFSA-backed health claims, says Ulrick & Short.

GALLERY: Your guide to what's happening at Vitafoods 2017

With Vitafoods 2017 just around the corner, we take a look at the latest innovation, product launches, and other interesting offerings at the three-day event. Take a browse through our gallery to see what's on offer!

Weight loss brew? Fibre-rich tea and coffee aiming for European success

The UK and France are early target markets for new tea and coffee concepts containing soluble pea fibre, says founder.

Microbiome modification: High-fibre diet could cut diabetes risk

A fibre-rich diet encourages the production of a gut-derived metabolite that could protect against diabetes, a study suggests. 

NutraIngredients Awards: Readers' category open ... YOU decide who wins!

Have your say and vote to decide who will win Readers’ Ingredient of the Year and Readers’ Food Supplement of the Year at this year’s NutraIngredients Awards.

Mother’s supplement use has no impact on child’s coeliac risk: Study

Dietary supplementation during pregnancy may help boost nutrient intake, but it is not likely to modify the risk for coeliac disease in their children, according to researchers.

Researchers confirm chicory inulin benefits on blood sugar

Inulin fibre from chicory root's beneficial effects on metabolic risks – including managing blood sugar levels – has been confirmed by new research.

Unwanted side effects: Oat beta-glucan beats out plant sterols in cholesterol-lowering study

While plant sterol esters have a bigger effect on lowering cholesterol than oat beta-glucans, they can come with unwanted side effects including weight gain and microbiome disturbance, finds a new study.

Meta-analysis supports cholesterol-lowering activity of konjac glucomannan

A daily 3 gram dose of konjac glucomannan may reduce LDL cholesterol levels by an impressive 10%, according to data pooled from 12 randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

'Fibre is the only option to turn our comfort foods from toxic to therapeutic,' says FiberFlour founder

What made a practicing doctor give up medicine to create and supply a high-fibre flour? “I saw an opportunity to be infinitely more effective in preventing disease in the first place. Fibre is the only option to transform our staple comfort foods from toxic to therapeutic,”­ says Gerald Davies, founder of FiberFlour.

EFSA to recommend daily intake values for added sugar by 2020

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish a scientific opinion on how much sugar can be included in a healthy diet by 2020, it has confirmed.

Your Voice Matters

Have your say today: NutraIngredients state of the industry survey

Which consumer trends will be important for your business? Are European markets too fragmented? What is in store for your category? How are EU rules affecting your prospects? To gauge our readers’ views on these – and many more questions - NutraIngredients is running its 2017 state of the industry survey.

38 finalists will battle it out in 13 categories

Finalists announced: Find out who made the NutraIngredients Awards 2017 shortlist

NutraIngredients is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 edition of the NutraIngredients Awards, ... with the winners announced at our exclusive awards evening in Geneva on 10th May. Will you be joining us?

New 'gummy' supplement sold out in less than 48 hours

Hemp gummy aims for slice of €188m cannabis extract market

The European cannabis extract market could be a set for boost following the introduction of a novelty gummy, says Love Hemp.

Superchocolate: Can chocolate really be a functional food?

A chocolate bar containing 33% pure refined turmeric has been launched into the global functional foods market, as a convenient and enjoyable way to increase daily dosage of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

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